1,335... that's what post number this is... and if you noticed the little widget in the upper right hand corner of the blog... tomorrow (TODAY) is the third birthday of Coffee Tea Books & Me.
Wow, three years since Stephanie convinced me I should start a blog and I finally gave in. I was still homeschooling full time three years ago and teaching a world view class at the homeschool co-op. I really did have two kitties three years ago (I could never bring myself to change the "keeper of the kitties" in my profile after Storm's passing).
Christopher didn't have his driver's license at that time so I was driving him into town three or four nights a week for fencing lessons and such. Which is also why I got a lot more reading done (reading and waiting and reading and waiting, etc.). Not so very many years ago but also an eternity.
Blogger has come a long way from those days. It was not uncommon to type out a long post only to have it eaten up by Blogger when one pushed the Publish button... and we won't even revisit what it was like to publish pictures. It is now sooooo user friendly. :)
One of the reasons I started blogging was so Uncle Gibby could comment on what's going on in our world and sister Jean could see pictures. Jean is allergic to computers, I think she read the blog once or twice. Uncle Gibby read but didn't comment... he passed away last autumn... a very real loss to no longer see that familiar e-mail address in the Inbox.
What started as a way to chat about books and share pictures with my family has blossomed into sweet friendships all over the world. I have been humbled and awed by your compassion, friendship, and even generosity. Some share the same faith while others are as passionate about seeking simplicity, books, gardening, cooking, "coffee in the morning and tea in the afternoon" as I am.
Happy birthday CTB&Me!!!!